Soak it up: five bathtime treats

Holistic salts and essential oils for spa-style beautifying

Steve McQueen in The Cincinnati Kid (1965)
Steve McQueen in The Cincinnati Kid (1965) | Image: Shutterstock

Aman Skincare Nourishing Coconut Milk Bath

For spa-style luxury at home, the beauty line from hotel chain Aman doesn’t disappoint. For starters, the sinuous bottles and jars are designed by architect Kengo Kuma, their shapes inspired by Japanese ceramics. The products inside range from the decadent Nourishing Coconut Milk Bath (£85 for 160g) to the Nourishing Golden Body Serum (£65 for 50g), which has the aura of something once carried by the three kings. The texture is delightful too: it feels hydrating but not at all oily. aman.com 

Aman Skincare Nourishing Coconut Milk Bath, £85 for 160g
Aman Skincare Nourishing Coconut Milk Bath, £85 for 160g
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Susanne Kaufmann Alkali Salt

“A hot bath is like a meditation, says Ruth Chapman, founder of MatchesFashion.com. “I love to add Susanne Kaufmann’s bath salts.” Formulated to counteract acidity in the skin, these salts (€41 for 180g) from clean-beauty pioneer Kaufmann also promise to reduce stress – and can be used as a scrub as well as to soak. susannekaufmann.com

Susanne Kaufmann Alkali Salt, €41 for 180g
Susanne Kaufmann Alkali Salt, €41 for 180g
Aromatherapy Associates for Harrods City Serenity, £160 for 55ml
Aromatherapy Associates for Harrods City Serenity, £160 for 55ml

Aromatherapy Associates City Serenity Bath and Shower Oil

Aromatherapy Associates’ now legendary bath and shower blends (from £47 for 55ml) are the ideal thing to slosh into a bath in times of need, their scent triggering feelings of wellbeing and relaxation. The luxe blend City Serenity (£160 for 55ml), created exclusively for Harrods, uses 24 essential oils, including pink pepper, juniper, blue tansy and musk seed. The enveloping aromatic notes are smooth and warm, with an amber hit and fruity facets that linger blissfully on the skin. aromatherapyassociates.comharrods.com. JANE CUNNINGHAM

Therapie Roques O’Neil Himalayan Detox Salts

By infusing rose-pink Himalayan mineral salts (prized for their calming, cleansing properties) with invigorating oils of lemongrass, juniper and geranium, aromatherapist Michelle Roques O’Neil has crafted a sybaritic soak that soothes both physique and psyche. She has also thrown in a handful of amethyst dust to counteract electromagnetic overload from laptops and phones. Such alchemy may not resonate with everyone, but even crystal sceptics will succumb to the deeply relaxing aroma. £40 for 400g, roquesoneil.comVICCI BENTLEY

Therapie Roques O’Neil Himalayan Detox Salts, £40 for 400g
Therapie Roques O’Neil Himalayan Detox Salts, £40 for 400g | Image: Andy Barter
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil, from £18
Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil, from £18 | Image: Tina Hillier

Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir Bath Oil

A bath is a daily indulgence for nightwear designer Olivia von Halle. “I love to soak with Jo Malone Pomegranate Noir bath oil and candles.” The sensual scent offsets pomegranate with pink pepper, Casablanca lily and patchouli, while the oil is enriched with skin-softening sweet almond, jojoba seed and avocado oils. From £18 for 30ml; candles, £48; jomalone.co.uk

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